Kathleen Keating Gallagher
1947 - 2020
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1947 - 2020 Kathleen was born in Evergreen Park, IL and passed away on September 30, 2020 surrounded by her family. Kathy grew-up in Chicago, and was awarded bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from universities in Michigan and Illinois. She was employed as a social worker in Chicago prior to relocating to San Pedro in 1977. Kathy devoted her life to her family. She was a kind, gentle, generous soul who could be counted on in any situation to help and was well-loved by all. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, her daughters Sheila Gallagher and Kara Collinsworth, granddaughter Quinn Collinsworth all of San Pedro, sister Sheila Wright of Murfreesboro TN, brother John Keating of Scottsdale AZ and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Kathleen Keating. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Parish on October 15, 2020 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kathy's favorite charity - Little Sisters of the Poor - Jeanne Jugan Residence, San Pedro.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Oct. 9, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
15
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01:30 PM
Holy Trinity Parish
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October 15, 2020
The New England crew are holding you all in our hearts today and sending Kathy strength in her journey. A shining star that will forever burn brightly within all of us lucky to have known her smile and infectious laughter.
Allegra Welly
Family
October 13, 2020
The Fourth of July at Hotel California
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
W & A: favorite place
Gina Keating
October 13, 2020
Family party, along with John T. Keating, at Hotel California
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
Pilar McKee
Family
October 13, 2020
Aunt Kath, we are so lucky to have known you, loved you and most importantly call you family. We miss your warmth and generosity, your smile and laugh and your love of being with family and friends. Thankful to have a lifetime of memories to sustain us and have to share with our children. We love you so incredibly much!
Pilar McKee
Family
October 13, 2020
Aunt Kath with her brother, Jack, and sister Sheila
Siblings!
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
Beautiful Aunt Kath; heart, mind, soul and spirit
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
One of many photos I treasure
Your smile, your hugs and that laugh! Thomas, myself and our family are so thankful for the many years you and Uncle Larry welcomed us with open arms into your home. Hotel California was where we wanted to be on vacation, always. Add to that all the family parties and various celebrations that kept us connected for decades! We are brokenhearted and will miss your presence Aunt Kath, and we remain confident our heavenly reunion will be the biggest celebration yet. We love you.
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
The Tom Keating and Gallagher Family- We LOVE you!
Being with Aunt Kath are my favorite memories. I always looked forward to our late into the evening/morning talks on life and family. My favorite thing about Aunt Kath was when someone at the table would shout out a plan for the day, and then she'd look at me and say, "whoopee!" I love you so much, Aunt Kath.
Gina Keating
Family
October 13, 2020
With the Gallaghers in San Pedro
We love you all so much
Gina Keating
Family
October 11, 2020
Larry, Sheila, and Kara
My heart is heavy with the passing of Kathy. Kathy and I grew up together as very close cousins and I have fond memories of our times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Love Trish
Trish Hahn
Family
October 11, 2020
Oh Little Mom...how I miss you. Your warm smile, your infectious laugh, and your ability to put everyone at ease. You consistently gave so willingly of yourself to everyone around you. Always the "most fun Mom ever".
Sheila Gallagher
Mother
October 10, 2020
Larry, Sheila, Kara and Families,
We are sending our prayers,love and condolences on the loss of Kathy. My memories go back many years, my parents, John and Lorraine Clancy were blessed with the most fantastic neighbors and friends. Many a party at Clancy's garage in the neighborhood, such memorable, happy times. Mrs. Gallagher was always smiling and had such a sparkle in her eyes. All I can say is that I am sure they all are up in Heaven dancing and partying, like they did at my parents all those years ago... Our thoughts and love are with you all at this difficult time. God bless.
Colleen DAmbrosi
Neighbor
October 10, 2020
Kara and family
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember meeting her a couple of times she was such a lovely lady with a beautiful smile.
I know she will be truly missed by so many.
Craig & Cathy Alder
October 9, 2020
Fun weekend celebrating Aunt Kathy & Uncle Larrys 40th Wedding Anniversary!
Oh Aunt Kathy, we love you & we miss you... your laugh & that smile, your words of wisdom & your listening ear, your welcoming hospitality & fun parties/family gatherings... our kids have such fond childhood memories of great times w/ the Gallaghers...

With love & everlasting peace Aunt Kathy,

Christa ( John’s wife)... Aunt Kathy always reminded me of my mom, so time spent with her was extra special to me.
Christa Keating
Family
October 9, 2020
My sister, my best friend.......until we meet again.
Sheila Marie Wright
Sister
October 9, 2020
My grandma is kind and sweet.My grandma was the best grandma ever.❤
Quinn Collinsworth
Grandchild
October 9, 2020
I will always cherish the late night chats with Kathy at the kitchen table. We often had those chats with a drink in our hand She always had good advice and her laugh was contagious. I am going to miss her warm smile and humble heart. I know your smiling now❤ I know we will see each other again.
Keith Collinsworth
Family
October 9, 2020
My mom, Kathy was a wonderful woman! She was so kind, funny, smart and loving. She made me smile everyday and I am so lucky I got to call her Mom. She will be missed so very much. I love you Mom. I know you are dancing in Heaven.
Kara
Daughter
October 9, 2020
I will always remember Kathy’s beautiful smile, her greeting with a hug and kiss on the cheek, her love of travel and family.
Pam Collinsworth
Family
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